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Lean & Environment Toolkit: Content & Acknowledgments

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very grateful for the invaluable assistance of its partners in developing this toolkit. EPA’s partners shared their experiences, tools, and techniques for integrating Lean and environmental management, and worked collaboratively with EPA to develop, test, and refine the content of this toolkit.

EPA’s Lean and Environment partners include: Baxter International, Chicago Manufacturing Center, CONNSTEP, HNI Corporation, Robins Air Force Base, Rockwell Collins, and the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Participating Offices at EPA include: the National Center for Environmental Innovation; the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics; and the Office of Solid Waste.

In addition to these organizational partners, this toolkit has benefited from the collective expertise and ideas of many individuals. In particular, EPA would like to thank the following individuals for their thoughtful contributions:

  • Pat Bartholomew of Baxter International
  • Kate V. Bates of Earth Tech, Inc., working with Robins Air Force Base
  • Dave Bury of Robins Air Force Base
  • Jenni Cawein of Baxter International
  • Angie Coyle of Delphi Corporation
  • Rob Currie of Baxter International
  • James Ellor of Elzly Technology Corporation, working with the U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • Mike Fisher of Baxter International
  • Vicki Fisher of Rockwell Collins
  • Antonia Giardina of the U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • Scott Lesnet of HNI Corporation
  • Alistair Stewart of the Chicago Manufacturing Center
  • Karen Wan of the Chicago Manufacturing Center
  • Megan Wertz of The George Washington University
  • Judy Wlodarczyk of CONNSTEP, Inc.

This toolkit was prepared for EPA with the assistance of Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd. Ross & Associates worked under contract to Industrial Economics, Inc. (EPA Contract # EP-W-04-23). 

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